Sunday, April 27, 2014

Me Paint!

I've been jabbed at more than once for my lack of willingness to paint my miniatures. It isn't that I can't paint (though I'm certainly no expert or even that good) its that I don't value painted armies like some guys do. Playing against a painted army isn't some earth changing positive experience for me and painting take more of my own valuable time than I'd normally I don't. However, if I want to go to a GT I'll have to change that.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Biding My Time: Tournament Pics

I've been very busy with school, work, and five different diseases amongst my two children (fun, fun.) I haven't finished writing up even the first battle report but I will soon(ish.) Until then, here are some pics of some of the armies at the tournament.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew: Maybe Hitting A GT

I've always wanted to go to a GT but life and the painting requirement have always kept me from going...sadly. Well, this new codex has given me some ideas for armored lists (because I play any other?) and I've decided to start painting a list at 2000 points. If I can get it painted by this August then I'll attempt to take it to the Pleasentville GT to test my mettle against other people with the time and will to paint an army.
Yep, I'm taking this seriously. :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

The First Crack: A 1750 Army List

After a day or two I've had a chance to start some army theory and work up a 1750 list that I'll probably play around with until I get a better feel for this codex. The over all changes to the book weren't much but they have a huge impact on the kind of lists you can make all the same. Anti-air is much harder, especially for mechanized armies, and the Tank Commander has to deal with the huge weakness of being in a squadron. What really surprised me was that my final list featured one of my favorite IG units!
These Guys

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Astra Militarum Vs. Militarum Tempestus...

I got my Astra Militarum codex today. Neat book. Nice army. Nothing really new but I'll post on this later.

Still hyped on Militarum Tempestus, the first thing I checked (after Tank Commanders) was how Stormtroopers compare book to book. The short answer is that there aren't any differences rules wise except two things.
...but maybe three or four.

Codex: Militarum Tempestus Thoughts

I wanted to do some kinda review of Codex: Militarum Tempestus but everybody already either has their book or has read a review as good as anything I could put out. With that in mind, I'll just put out some thoughts I have on the new book and its units.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Linked Post: Bye, Bye Marbo

No time for a more detailed and interesting post. Go here, read this. Is funny.

Working on Battle Reports and stuff. Good week to you all and to hell with Wraithknights.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Final List Idea: Armored Inquisition

The tournament is on Saturday and, I'll be honest, I want to win.

To that end I tweeked my lists around a bit and this is the current list I'll be taking: Armored Company and Inquisition.

Heck Yeah!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Something New: Air Cavalry at 2k

I like list making and theory hammer. I'm guilty as charged but the idea of seeing what a list can do is simply fun to me and I like devising new things and seeing the results. With Militarum Tempestus out, I figured that I'd take a moment and make a list using their Air Insertion formation and see how it connects to a 2k IG list. Who knows, maybe it'll replace my beloved armor heavy lists.
Air Cavalry - I totally get the cool factor

Grrr, Grrr

I wanted to be posting something about Militarum Tempestus by now but despite pre-ordering the codex early it still hasn't showed up yet. According to Fedex tracking, I'll get it on Friday. Fedex and GW can rot in a pit. I already know most of the rules from the internet but I want my shiny new book that I went out of my way to actually pre-order! Grrr!

My Thoughts on GW Right Now

Friday, April 4, 2014

Prediction: Stormtroopers Aren't In Astra Militarum

Just like it says on the tin. I'm making a prediction before my Tempestus Militarum shows up and claiming that Scions and their ilk will not actually be in Astra Militarum but the rules for inserting them (as elite platoons) will be in the Tempestus Codex. I'll know in a few days if I'm right.

Totally Justifies Buying Tempestus

Current Rumors: Vendetta vs. Hydra

I looked at the current rumors today at Natfka's Place and saw that the Vendetta (justifiably) will probably be going up to 170 points. While I'm nominally fine with the increase, the increase to the Valkyrie (see some rumors at Imperial Patrol) going up about 20-30 points seems harsh on top. Air Cavalry is surely getting hit with the stick I was afraid of. Good thing I don't play Air Cavalry :)

How Its Done

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Future Tactics: The Wyvern

With Astra Militarum about to come out I figured I'd get in my time machine and start talking about a few of the up and coming units (insofar as we know what is actually coming.) Perhaps the best known new unit is the Hydras ugly cousin, the Wyvern.

Every Stick on the Way Down

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Part of me wants to blog but at the moment I don't really know what I want to blog about because of the TWO new codices coming out. Anything I do, except Battle Reports (which require me to actually play a game :(  ), would be quickly be made moot once these great tomes emerge. I'm hoping that Tempestus hits my mailbox soon so that I can read through it and give some reactions.

I'm am developing another article similar to the Nine Principles of Warfare one based on comparing On War by Clauswitz to the Tactica Imperialis (I swear they're the same document) but I want to give that more shine than my typical article, which is a bit more haphazard.

Anybody have some suggestions about things to post about? This you want to see once I get my hands on Tempestus?